SENIOR citizens involved in Glenelg Shire Council’s State Government funded Home and Community Care meetings at Heywood are still saying The Lord’s Prayer.
The Portland Observer reported last Friday that the council had banned praying at its HACC meetings.
While council staff have been instructed to no longer lead or participate in praying, participants are allowed to say their own prayer at the start of each meeting if all attendees agree.
Heywood Salvation Army representative Frank Angelino said he was approached by several people, who attend the Home and Community Care planned activities program at Heywood’s Riverwood, to lead the prayer and grace.
Read more in Wednesday’s Portland Observer, February 5, 2013.